Domain Name Transfer
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Domain Name Transfer Process
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Domain Name Transfer Requirements
For successful domain name transfer, you will need to verify few basic requirements as below:
Domain name should be valid and already registered with any other registrar
Domain name should be more than 60 days old and should not be expired
Domain name should be in unlocked status i.e. “ok” or “active” status
You should have access to the domain’s administrative contact email address to approve all transfer email requests received
You should have valid domain’s EPP Code / Transfer Authorization code to initiate transfer process
The domain name should not have any WHOIS privacy protection service or incorrect whois information as this will prevent from completing the transfer process.
You should know your DNS records if you are using current registrar name servers and keep a copy of all records handy for DNS migration to new registrar name server after transfer.
Domain Name Transfer Notes
1 Year Free Extension: Domain Name Transfer will add one more year by default to the current expiry date of your domain name. For e.g., if your domain name expires on 1st May 2015 and you placed a Domain Transfer order on 1st April 2015 then after domain transfer is complete, the new expiry date of your domain name will be 1st May 2016. So you will not lose any time even if you choose to transfer your domain few months in advance much before your domain names expiry date.
1 Year Extension for Domain Name Transfer is subject to additional terms of domain transfer status. If your domain name had recently expired with your earlier domain registrar, and you recently renewed it with them, then please do not transfer your domain within 45 days of the previous expiry date. It will not add 1 year extension to your domain name, and you will lose your domain renewal fees paid to earlier registrar. There are rules and regulations set forth by ICANN and Domain Registry that prohibit the transfer of domains which are recently registered within 60 days of current date or recently transferred within the last 60 Days of current date. In any of such case, please wait for more than 60 days before placing a domain name transfer order.
During domain transfer process, Name Servers of your domain name are saved as is. Hence your domain will not face any downtime during this transfer process. If you are using earlier registrar’s name servers then please ensure you update your name servers to our name servers at the earliest as your earlier registrar may remove your DNS records from their zone as soon as your domain transfer is completed. Please don’t forget to take a snap-shot or copy all your DNS records before placing order order. Once transfer processis completed, add all earlier DNS entries in to our DNS records. You may want to take a DNS snapshot or a copy your records from earlier registrar.
Once you place domain transfer order, the admin contact of domain name will receive Domain Transfer Approval email. There will be a transfer approval link for confirmation of domain transfer. You will have to click on a transfer approval link for the transfer request to be sent to the registry. Your current registrar will send you emails asking for confirmation for domain name transfer. If there is any change of your domain name ownership information, i.e. change in registrant name, email address, etc. then you may have to first get the change of registrant information updated. Most likely if your contact information remains the same then your transfer process will be completed smoothly.
We are always available to assist you for any queries regarding domain name transfer process. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Domain Name Transfer FAQs
What is domain transfer authorization code? Where can I get this?
The domain name transfer authorization code is a unique code used to confirm and authorize the domain name transfer request. It is also known as EPP key / EPP code. Your current registrar / domain name provider can provide you with this code to initiate the domain transfer process with your new domain service provider.
How to process a domain name transfer?
Transferring your domain is very easy. All you need to do is get the Domain Transfer Authorization Code (it is also known as EPP Key) from your existing domain name service provider and unlock your domain name. Sign in to your account and follow the below procedure.
- Go to Domain Name Transfer order page here
- Enter the domain name and proceed to transfer.
- Enter your Domain Transfer Authorization Code (also known as EPP Key) obtained from your existing domain name service provider.
- Continue to the checkout page and complete your order. If you are a new customer, then please complete customer registration. If you are an existing customer, then login to your customer account.
- Proceed to make payment. On successful payment, you will receive a payment confirmation and order confirmation email.
- You will also receive a Transfer Authorization Email on your registered administrator contact email address available on WHOIS records.
- Once domain name transfer is approved by the administrator, the domain will be transferred to us within 5 to 7 days.
Should I wait for my domain to come closer to the expiry date before I transfer it?
It is better you make your domain name transfer requests well in advance before it reaches the date of expiry. Your remaining days will be carried forward and domain will be extended by 1 year from its original expiry date.
Does the domain name transfer process hamper my website or email service uptime?
No, the domain name transfer process will not hamper your website’s uptime. Your previous name server will remain intact while the transfer process takes place. If your domain is pointed at current registrar Name Servers, then you will need to take snap-shot of your DNS records and copy all DNS records to our name server records immediately after domain transfer is completed. Your earlier domain name provider may remove DNS records after your domain is transferred our of their services. If you are using Third Party DNS then you need not worry about it.
Can my domain be denied for the transfer process?
The below reasons could prevent your transfer process:
- Domain name registration took place in the last 60 days
- Domain name transfer took place in the last 60 days
- Domain name is currently in its redemption status.
- Domain name has unfinished domain disputes
- Domain name is currently locked by current domain service provider
What happens to the remaining time left of my registration/renewal after my domain name transfer?
The remaining time left for your domain to expire remains the same even after the transfer process. The cost of the transfer process will add one year of validity to your existing time left. For example, if your domain is about to expire on December 1, 2015, and your domain is transferred on April 15, 2015, your new domain expiry date will be December 1, 2016.
Will my search engine ranking be affected if I transfer my domain to you?
No, your search engine ranking will not be affected due to domain transfer. Your domain name is not being changed, so, you do not need to worry about losing your search engine ranking.